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ok I've searched and searched and found no definitive answers on getting longer cables, outside of the custom motion pro route.

i'm fightering an '03 gsxr1k and while I think the clutch and throttle cables might reach, it's going to be tight. I'd rather replace them with something a tad longer. Does anyone know if there is another zook that has similar cables only longer? Perhaps the busa, or sv1k? Thoughts? (I am going to order custom length brake lines)


and just to help grease the wheels here is my build in progress

 

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I was in the same boat, but then I rerouted the lines and Have more than enough line for mx bars and an inch & 1/2 of riser extenders.

Looks like you already re-routed.
 

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enrico vespa said:
I was in the same boat, but then I rerouted the lines and Have more than enough line for mx bars and an inch & 1/2 of riser extenders.

Looks like you already re-routed.

I have already rerouted, and it will probably "work". However I'd like have be a little less snug if at all possible. If there is a budget priced solution to this I'd like to do it now while the bike is torn down.
 

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here is how they're routed now, just wish it wasnt so tight. i think I'll have some issues once the tank and airbox are back on. Perhaps my risers and bars are taller than other peoples, or my bars are wider.

 

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Here's what I did to mine. My bars are definately wider and alot taller than stock. Then I added extender plates to the risers. Nothing reached, I mean nothing at all. Then I rerouted and it was like a miracle.

I've seen a few gixxers up close with mx bars and they were also rerouted. You can try those custom shops for harleys, but we all know they like to rip new ones.




 

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does your throttle attach to the throttle bodies on the right hand side(as you sit on it)? Mine is on the left, and as such it has to cross over. Yours looks to make a straight shot.
 

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It may look like that, but the throttle body is on the left side... I think. Hopefully Doug Z will see this and chime in. He has more experience with the SV. He has the 1k while I have the 6 1/2.

The V twin is a thinner engine compared to an i4 so it probably has less to cross over.
 

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Take off your cables, measure each one to see how much of a diference their is in length. figure how much more slack you need (we'll say you need another 2")
Take your cables to your local bike shop, tell them you need cables exactly like what you have, but 2" longer. They should be able to hook you up with something, there are enough dirtbikes out there with longer cables...

Ask them, they may know of a local guy who does custom cables too.
 

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i checked out some dirtbike cables for my bike but they didnt have the right fittings on the engine mount side. you may be able to find a set that do...just take a bit of sorting thru things.
 

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I said to hell with it and ordered custom ones from motion pro. They were great on the phone and I should have them in a couple weeks.

i'd have liked to find something off the shelf as it would be easier to get replacements if needed but I didn't have the time or patience to root through the stock at my local bike shop.

thanks for all the feedback everyone!
 

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I got quoted around $90 from Motion Pro for the throttle push, throttle pull and the clutch for my ZX with a 4" over length. That was for just the basic, no frills, cables.
 

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if i was to make an educated guess, i'd say cables from a nekkid sv, since they have higher, wider tube bars on them from the factory.

i can extend them, but you'd have to send them to me, and you'd be without cables till they got back. all i'd really need off the old cables is the ends of the outer part, the rest would be all new. if you can find a custom harley type shop, especially one that may deal with custom metrics from time to time, they could probably make you cables for dirt sheap, and in about 20 minutes or so.
 
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